Introduction

Summary

Island off the southeast coast of China. Not diplomatically recognised by the UK. Although not a member of either, Taiwan unilaterally applies many of the rules of GATT and WTO.

Cities

Capital: Taipei

Principal Ports

Kaohsiung, Keelung, Taichung, Hualien

Population

23.58 million

International Country Code

TW

Language(s)

Mandarin Chinese (official), Taiwanese, Hakka dialects

Religion

Mixture of Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist and Christian

Literacy Rate

96.1%

Weights and Measures

Metric system

Electricity Supply

110V, 60Hz

International Direct Dialling Code

00 886

Time

8 hours ahead of GMT.

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